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Andrew Seager Papers

Identifier: RG-04-01-59

Scope and Contents

This collection includes manuscripts, photographs, class materials, research and digital materials from Andrew Seager and Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning students in Muncie, IN ranging from 1968 to 2015 regarding Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning, archaeological digs in Sardis, Turkey, the Vietnam War, and local Muncie neighborhoods.


  • Creation: 1965-2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

Andrew Seager is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture and former director of the Drawings and Documents Archive within the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. Born in New York, New York on December 23, 1943, Seager received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 1965. After his time at Cornell University, Seager graduated with a Masters of Architecture from Iowa State University in 1967. After receiving his Master of Architecture, Seager arrived at Ball State in 1968 and has been a registered architect in Indiana since 1969.

Since the beginning of his career, Seager was involved in numerous academic and professional projects. One of his notable contributions was serving as a Research Fellow for Sardis, Turkey. He continued to work on the archeological dig in numerous capacities including selecting several Ball State University architecture students to assist with the Sardis, Turkey archeological dig program. While serving as the director of the Drawings and Documents Archive, Seager put on several exhibits focusing on Sardis, Turkey and the archeological digs that he oversaw as a fellow there.

Along with the Research Fellowship, Seager has been instrumental as a professor and archivist at the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. Seager has taught various Architecture Department classes from the fundamentals to helping create the Masters of Science in Historic Preservation. Seager also became the director of the Drawing and Documents Archive and helped outfit the Archives with a database to inventory the Archives. Seager has been an intergal part of the Ball State University and it has been noted due to the multiple awards the University has given him.

Seager has been an active community member since moving to Muncie. He has worked alongside students to help create the Riverside-Normal City Historic District. In addition he has consulted on several community projects, including renovations to the Muncie A.M.E. Church and Temple Beth El. He has also presented his work throughout Muncie, the Ball State Community, and a presentation at the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C.


6 boxes

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Arranged in the following series:

Series 1:Professional and community work, 1975-2008

Series 2: Vietnam war material, 1969-1975

Series 3: Architecture department materials, 1975-2009

Series 4: Exploration to Sardis, Turkey projects, 1970-2012

Series 5: Awards, publications, and publications, 1965-2008

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Andrew Seager on 2017/02/07.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/05/03 by Ashley Purvis. EAD finding aid created 2017/05/04 by Randi Beem.

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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA